Accession Number:

AD0606898

Title:

THE RATES OF CHANGE OF SATELLITE ORBITAL ELEMENTS CAUSED BY A PERTURBING FORCE,

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TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

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Report Date:

1959-10-22

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The instantaneous rates of change of satellite orbital elements caused by a perturbing force are derived from astronomical perturbation theory involving tedious mathematical transformations. The purpose of this report is to give a simplified derivation of the same equations by using only elementary principles of mechanics. It is hoped that this approach will make the meaning of the equations more accessible. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE